Others and us

Sometimes it feels like
We know others better
Than we know ourselves
And it feels true
And it is true too
In today’s world
We’re bombarded with so much information
We try to apply it all
Our knowledge about others
And we feel pride
That we know and sometimes
We judge others too
Not realizing
That if we would apply the same
On to ourselves
We would have become a more better person
A more understanding person
And this would lead us to more happiness
Because we would know how and what to tune in ourselves
To link to the channel of happiness
Now that we know more about others
We decide frequently
To try to find someone new
To know
To understand
And hence we keep on hoping from person to person
What would be ideal is?
Knowing thyself
Believing in us
And trying to talk
Trying to communicate
And express
And live a life of abundance

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Holding on & letting go

In the last few months
I tried to change a habit of mine
I used to hold my blanket in my sleep
Hold till my neck in a grip
And when I used to wake up
I felt something different in my fingers
They felt tired and looked like a claw
In seconds, it would be all good
But one night I decided while sleeping
I won’t do it
I won’t let my body hold the blanket involuntarily
I wanted to practice letting go
Letting go of the blanket
Letting go of the troubles of life
Letting go of the nightmares
Letting go of stuff not meant for me
Just letting go
And it worked
Maybe not like a charm in the beginning
But it worked
And I kind of mastered it
Fast forward and I find myself in the same loop
Of holding on
Is this never going to let go of me?
I don’t think so
And again the process of
Letting go starts
Maybe the old trick might not work
We’ll try something new
But it starts
All I want is my fingers to feel free when I wake up
Will I get there?
Of course, man!
When?
Time will tell
Because all the letting go processes are different
So, good luck for your letting go of stuff
Which we have been holding on maybe forcefully

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P.S.: Today’s song pick is Bad Behaviour by Mabel. Happy weekend!

The eternal care

I remember every time I come home
I feel something different
Something unique
Something as love
Unequivocal
Seldom via words
Usually by actions
This time around
It was by the same person
Around 4:23 AM
I was awake as I was reading
The fault in our stars
My mom was sleeping beside me
As she moved in her sleep
I switched off the lights
So that her sleep won’t be disturbed
She turned towards me
I couldn’t see whether her eyes were open or close
But she just extended her hand
To feel me
She touched my hand
She touched my chest
My face
She got a sense of my existence
Her heart and soul was convinced
That Darshith’s safe and asleep
She blew a kiss in the air
Muaahhhhh
And she was asleep
I switched on the lights
Continued reading
But before that
I wanted to feel that moment
The love of a mother
The purest form of love
She’s awesome
Asleep yet thinking about the kids
We’re blessed

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P.S.: And I am back in Bangalore from my 1 month’s time at home. It was fun and I didn’t talk to my parents/siblings much this time around but it was a different experience. How are you all? Today’s song pick is The Reason Why by JP Cooper.

Not just yet another blogger

No! She was not just YET ANOTHER BLOGGER. She was my heart and so much close to me. I listen to her talk about her life and share her wisdom with me. She listens to me too 😉

It has been a good roller-coaster ride to know via WordPress and finally, I met her and her family last week. Yes, I met Sri Di. Our lovely Srichandra Mukherjee.

This meeting was an anticipated one which we had talked a lot about. And then when we met, we both couldn’t believe that we were there together.

As discussed over calls numerous times, we ate pizza and sweets and home-made food. We talked a lot and I also met Ruhaani(Sri Di’s daughter) and she’s one of the most talented kids I know. She loves KPop and she dances like a doll. She knows so many English songs and the best thing is she LOVES football and Neymar is her favorite 😉 Yeah and she loves to read novels ❤

We talked a lot and now I miss her when I am back home. I talked to Sri Di and Ruhaani over the phone but it’s not the same. I know for sure that I will be meeting these beautiful people again 😀

Don’t know how to express the great feeling of meeting such awesome people. I will share some pics and until next time.

Before it began
Before it began
book + the marker
The bookmark + The book 😉
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The object + the shadow
delicious
Wow! What a grand food fest 😉
drawings
Ruhaani’s drawings
lollipop
Lollipop & HER
the one
A great time with many more to come ❤

Smiles here & smiles there to y’all 😉

P.S.: I have met 19 known bloggers already and I love meeting new people. When asked what drives me in life, I can say making others smile but to make myself smile and live is to travel and meet new and interesting people. Rest other stuff is for survival but this is for living and feeling alive. Today’s song pick is Royals by Lorde.

 

The struggle to make ends meet

I have seen the struggle
The struggle to feed oneself
The struggle to feed the family
The struggle to make ends meet
I cannot say that I have felt that struggle
Not specifically yet
But the pain is there to see
In the eyes of those who go through the same
The pride requesting them not to beg
But the hunger lowering their heads
And raising their palms for some money
For some help
To keep the hunger at bay
The desperate need of silencing
The bile juice which keeps on churning
Asking you to provide food to process
But life ain’t fair
We ain’t got no food
So, most of the times, we just drink water
With the hope that the next time
It will be some morsel of food
Instead of water going down our throats
This hope keeps us alive
Keeps us kicking
This spirit keeps us going
This pain makes us strong
We need to get out of our shells
And appreciate the people
Who are constantly going through this
Help them
Grow with them
Because not much can be achieved alone
But bigger and better things can be achieved together

P.S.: Today’s song pick is Out of Love by Alessia Cara. Have a grand week ahead.

The domino effect

I was there
Just existing
Working on myself
Evolving by learning to dance
To read more
To smile openly
And that was it
and you were there
Going through the tension
Through the trauma
Through the challenges
Through the hardships
Trying to face them
Trying to avoid them
Trying to solve them
And whenever possible, fix them
You were giving your best shot
Sometimes questioning, “Why me?”
Crying through the night
Waking up with sore eyes
And worse, sore mood
and ill health
But you were not giving up
But the thoughts and memories always linger
It kept haunting you
You kept dodging them
And so was the battle played
You were eventually tiring
The thought of giving up was creeping in
But you held on
You didn’t doubt yourself
You didn’t question your past decisions
Which led you into this very battle
It was what you chose
And maybe you accept it now too
But, now you got yourself a cheerleader of a sort in me
Someone who can try to encourage you
And try to help you to not give up
Not to give in
Not so soon
Not ever
And you feel confused
That you never asked for a cheerleader
So, why him? Why now?
And I do not have an answer
All I can say that life is such
And everything follows the domino effect
Each and everything in your life
And mine
Have led us to this point
And hence here we are
You fighting your battles
With more ferocity and more calmness
Not only for yourself
But also maybe for me
And also for others who mean the world to you
And hence comes the saying
“United we stand,
Divided we run towards each other to be united.”

P.S.: Today’s song pick is I swear by All-4-one. I used to listen to this song in loop and then forgot all about it and now it is back again in my life and I welcome it with open arms and the memorized humming of the lyrics. How are you all? What are the weekend plans?

Who’s she!

If you ever feel confused
With a focused desire of getting out of it
Meet her
Smile at her
Look at her
And talk to her
She may not know the reason behind the conversation
She may not know you at all
But she has a strong sense of intuition
And she’ll know that you’re looking for an answer
And she knows that answers are a rare commodity
Among the chaotic existence of us
So, she’ll listen to you
Before telling you her views
And she’ll be on point
Bang on
Because she just doesn’t speak
She feels the emotions
The vibes
And then speaks from her heart
Her suggestions may not guide you instantly
But they’ll definitely help you
Look beyond the confusion
She won’t get anything out of it
But you’ll definitely be a better person
Post the conversation
And you have to somehow let her know
That you appreciate her time and effort
Or else she won’t ever know
What it meant for you to be not confused
What her help meant to you
How leading by example is so beautiful
And she does all the beautiful things beautifully

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P.S.: This is a special dedication to a good friend of mine. Today’s song is It’s You by Ali Gatie. Have a great September! I am going to Orissa next week for Dusshera and let’s hope it’ll be a good time. I make sure to go to my hometown every year this time.

Willing to leave the starting point?

We’re standing still

Waiting to decide

Which way to proceed

With some willpower and confidence

We decide to take Path-A

But there’s a doubt

What if Path-A is not the best option for us?

What if we will find whatever we want in other paths?

And this feeling of leaving behind other options

And pursuing JUST one is what keeps us guessing

The game of options is tricky

Where winning comes with a huge sense of PRIDE

And losing it comes with a BIGGER SENSE OF GUILT

But, until I know, life doesn’t work that way

We cannot decide which is the best path for us

By standing there at the starting point

We have to take steps

We have to walk

We have to run

We have to hustle

Then only it works

Then only we make progress

And just maybe reach to the endpoint

So, leaving the starting point

Is just as important as choosing a path

Choosing a way of life

And seeing, how far we go

If it works, let the pride flow in

If it doesn’t, do not get disheartened

Because if we can start once

We can always start again

That too with added experience from the past

So, are you ready too to leave the starting point far behind?

P.S.: Today’s song is No place by Backstreet boys(yes, they’re still my favorite band!) ❤ How are you all? Happy Hump day 😉

Oh! Close your eyes!

Yeah!
To feel your thoughts
Close your eyes
Just like I did
While doing yoga
It was serene
Darkness everywhere
And then comes a ray of hope
A lingering bright light
Not willing to leave me behind
It wants my company
While it traverses throughout my body
My own body
Through my veins
My nerves
From the top of my head
Because that is where it originates
To the last cell on my toe
The entire process is experienced by me too
As I were there with that bright light
Feeling its smile and warmth
How it lit up my body parts
Winked at me when I was in awe
I smiled back
Because I knew that we were friends
And would be meeting more often
And then I opened my eyes
With the same bright smile
On my lips
Which I had in my thoughts
And life was so easy and so different
Each and every moment of the day

P.S.: Today’s song pick is Love Someone by Lukas Graham. Hello, guys! I have started going to yoga and some fitness classes and it is fun and tiring. You can share your experiences related to these to help me be prepared mentally and physically 😉 No copyrights for the image 😛

The fear of walking in the dark

Yeah, it is dark everywhere
Pitch black
Not another speck
Not a sound
All silent
I can hear my own breath
The inhaling
A pause
The exhaling
This giving me chills
Giving me goosebumps
But still
Here I am
Walking in the dark
Fighting the fear of it
Because that’s how I will be strong
This walk
Will either make me or break me
But I need a change
I need to overcome my fear
And this is how I deal with it
Avoiding it is not my cup of tea
Going headstrong is
And that is what I am doing
Feeling that fear
Claiming it as my own
Taming it
And I am sure
I will see that light
That hope
Which will make me victorious
Which will give me satisfaction
Which will give me strength for
All the next battles
Coming my way
Now, I know the feeling
It is my own
And now I can walk fearlessly in the dark

P.S.: Hope we all can see the hope at the end of our problems. Good day. How are you, people? Today’s song pick is Everytime we touch by Cascada. Next video named FREQUENCIES – Part 1 is out. Hope you can connect to it. Welcome to my YouTube channel, Darshith Badiyani.